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The Americanist Independent September Issue Has Hit the Web

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Do you want to know more about the Atomic Energy Commission in the 1950s? Well now’s your chance.

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How about Standard Oil president and avid collector of Shakespeare, Henry Clay Folger. Well here you go.

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Do the letters of WWII Navy aviator Bill Evans, who fought at Midway, interest you? Well you know where to find them.

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Have you ever wondered what makes a WWII reenactor tick? Well guess what…

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 9.17.46 AMYou’ll see from this shot of the Table of Contents that we are featuring some mighty fine work this month. I encourage you to SUBSCRIBE immediately. There is a miniscule monthly $4.97 fee, which is a lot less than most things you buy throughout the day (for example, a hamburger, a pack of smokes, a drink at a bar, and in some places, a gallon of gas). And unlike most things, these published resources last a lifetime. A good investment. If you a already a member – well great. LOG ON and enjoy.



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What’s Coming in September for the Americanist Independent…

Screen Shot 2014-06-15 at 7.12.33 PMYou all know by now that the August Issue – aka the Civil War issue – has hit the web to great fanfare. Well, the September issue is set to go and is looking just incredible. Here’s a little teaser. What can the cancelled checks of Henry Clay Folger, the president of Standard Oil and avid collector of Shakespeare, tell us about the man and his times? Well…you can find out next month. How about the Atomic Energy Commission and nuclear testing in the 1950s? There might be more to the story than you think. But again, you’ll have to wait until next month. And you know what else? The issue will feature some great material on World War II, including a very powerful collection of letters written by a Navy aviator who fought at the Battle of Midway and a piece on WWII reenacting discussing issues such as ideological motivations and educational benefits.  But like I said…next month.

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